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Snacks for the Pool #kidsinthekitchen

This week was very unproductive! We worked on some crafts but that was the extent of any action on our kitchen table. Even our dinners were dull. I did realize that I need some better ideas for summer time snacks at the pool. I need to have things on hand that go beyond grapes, granola bars and peanut butter crackers. Here are some finds that I think the kids would really love and that would hold up in the cooler and pool bag.
Snacking by the Pool #kidsinthekitchen

Finger Sandwiches-tea party style sandwiches made with peanut butter & nutella, cream cheese and strawberry preserves or chedder and ham. Cutting this into triangles or strips will make them easy to handle which usually means the kids will eat more.

Fruit Kabobs-toothpicks instead of skewers of bite size in season fruit of all kinds. Using toothpicks reduces the amount of food I need to carry to the pool and making a handful for each kid gives them exactly what they want.

Fruit Smoothies-a mix of yogurt, fruit and juice for a refreshing and filling snack. Whipping up a batch using my kids favorite flavors of yogurt and types of fruit then pouring into their own insulated cups makes for a convenient on the go treat.

Little Bit of Everything-using a craft box with compartments kids can design their own day’s worth of snacks. Similar to a tackle box these craft boxes can be customized to suit each child with tons of different snacks and treats. Here is an example of this exact idea

Did you have a more productive week in the kitchen? Did you try a new food or a new kid friendly restaurant? Did your littlest ones use their snacks to count to 10? We invite you to share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen.

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